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"MCE" The Classic Trio
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Manuel Ponce &"MCE" The Classic Three (since 1975) "GOOD MUSIC FOR GOOD PEOPLE" - Popular music in Laredo Texas, Musica popular en Laredo Texas.
 
Manuel Ponce - Keyboard and Vocals
Carlos "La Jira" Riojas - Percussion and Vocals
Edy "Paco" Garcia - Bass and Sound Engineer
 

"M" = Manuel Ponce - Keyboard and Vocals
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"M" = Manuel Ponce - Keyboard and Vocals

"C" = Carlos "La Jira" Riojas Percussion & Vocals
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"C" = Carlos "La Jira" Riojas - Percussion & Vocals

"E" = Edy "Paco" Garcia - Bass and Sound Engineer
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"E" = Edy "Paco" Garcia - Bass and Sound Engineer

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MUSIC GROUPS:

*2012….”MCE The Classic Three” Piano, Eddy Garcia, Bass. Carlos “La Jira” Riojas, Drums
* 10/09/1991 Accompanist: The four Lads Show (Tesoro Club, La Posada. Laredo, Texas)
* 1978-79 Audition Group: Manuel Ponce, keyboards. Carlos “La Jira” Riojas, Drums. Salvador Ortíz, Bass. Guillermo López, Guitar.
* 1979-1980 Duet Group: Manuel Ponce R., Keyboards. Rene “Cuchi-Cuchi” Villanueva, Percussions.

    1. Manuel Ponce & Keno

1991-2011

*Los Kuatro Group: Manuel Ponce R, Keyboard. Carlos “La Jira” Riojas, Drums. Edy “Paco” Garcia, Bass. Jose Antonio Rios, Marimba. (20 Years Annual Dance Musicians).

*Pisces Group: Manuel Ponce, Keyboards. Keno, Drums and Antonio Serrato Guitar.

REPERTOIR

1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s Hits.
Originals
Big Band Favorites
Classic (piano)
Country Classics
Blues, Dixieland & Jazz
Boleros
Bossa-novas
Cha-cha-chas
Polkas


TREYECTORIA DE MÚSICA POPULAR (POPULAR MUSIC CURRICULUM)

2013 Private Events: Solo and with “M.C.E.” The Classic Three
7/27/13 “M.C.E.” The Classic Three  Zapata, Texas (Birthday Party)
7/13/13 “M.C.E." The Classic Three Laredo Country Club (wedding)
2012
12/14/12 17th Choir & Friends Dance Laredo, Texas (Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall)
(“MCE” The Classic Three (#2) “Efigenio “Keno” Saavedra, Guest Star from Dallas, Texas
(Originals songs: : 1.- Una Noche de Febrero. 2.- La Chona. 3.- El Florero. 4.- Maria. 5.- Clavel Rojo. 6.- Invierno. 7.- Juego. 8.- Quiro Soñar. 9.- Margarita. 10. Ay Maria, Maria. 11.- Laura.
8/25/12 Holiday Restaurant Zapata, Texas (Raul/ Aurora Ramirez 50th Anniv.
(“MCE” The Classic Three (#1)
Armstrong McCall Laredo, Texas (Eventually)
2011
Laredo Country Club Laredo, Texas Christmas Party (piano)
Palenque Grill Laredo, Texas (1 night)
Armstrong McCall Laredo, Texas (Eventually)
Blessed Sacrament Annual dance Laredo, Texas (“MCE The Classic Three” Group)
Free Lance Laredo, Terxas (piano/ organ)
2004-2003
Executive Club Laredo, Texas (piano)
2003-2002   
Quick Bite Restaurant Laredo, Texas (Keyboards)
2001
1/05/01 Laredo Grill Laredo, Texas (Surprise Party)
5/07/01 Stone Care Nursing Home Austin, Texas (piano)
1999
3/6/99 Kinghts of Columbus Hall Dallas, Texas (Keno/Mary Wedding)
4/7/99 Senior Citizen Home Laredo, Texas (piano)

1996-1995
Executive Club Laredo, Texas (piano)
1987-89
Tack Room (La Posada) Laredo, Texas (piano/Rag-Time)
1984 La Carreta Restaurant Zapata, Texas (Saturdays and Sundays)
1983-84
Sheraton Hotel Laredo, Texas (Pisces Group)
Hamilton Hotel (Eight fifteen Club) Laredo, Texas (piano solo)
Laredo Country Club (Piano) Laredo, Texas
8/5/ to 8/12 Armando’s Mexican Restaurant Detroit, Michigan (Keyboards)
12/19/84 Casa de Palmas Laredo, Texas (Wedding)
12/14/84 Mercy Hospital Cafeteria Laredo, Texas (Doctor’s Party)
12/8/84 La Posada Laredo, Texas (Pochahantas)
11/10/84 Rolli’s Music Hall Laredo, Texas (Wedding)
9/6.84 Motel Del Rio Nuevo Laredo, Tamps (Wedding)
8/4/84 La Hacienda Motor Hotel Laredo, Texas (Wedding)
7/28/84 Hamilton Hotel Wedding Laredo, Texas
7/7/84 (American Legion/Wedding Laredo, Texas
5/19/84 (Dr; Ike’s House) Laredo, Texas
5/05/84 (Mercy Hospital Awards) Laredo, Texas (Hamilton Hotel)
4/25/84 (Silva Mind Control) Laredo, Texas
1/14/84 Laredo Savings XV Anniversary (Laredo, Texas)
1983
11/5/83 Wedding Civic Center, Zapata, Texas
11/6/83 Despachos del Norte Nuevo, Laredo, Tamps (Polo Garza Birthday)
11/26/83 Wedding/ Hamilton Hotel Laredo, Texas
12/16/83 (Stables Grand Opening) Laredo, Texas (Piano solo)
12/23//83 Laredo Savings (Christmas Party) Laredo, Texas
1982-81
Sheraton Hotel Laredo, Texas (piano/ Happy Hour)
1979-80
Hilton Hotel Laredo, Texas (piano/Happy Hour)
1979-80
El Rey Inn Laredo, Texas (Pisces Group)
1978-80
Hamilton Hotel Laredo, Texas (piano/ Pisces Group)
La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant Laredo, Texas (Pisces Group)
1978
Kerim’s Restaurant Laredo, Texas (Keyboards)
Hotel Plaza (Sebastian Bar) Dallas, Texas (piano)
Pepe’s Fandango Mexican Restaurant Dallas, Texas (Keyboards)
Desperado’s Mexican Restaurant Dallas, Texas (Keyboards/Duet)
El Toro Mexican Restaurant Dallas, Texas (Audition Group)
1976-77
Golding’s Restaurant Laredo, Texas (Keyboards/ Pisces Group)
The Pub Nuevo Laredo, Tamps MEXICO (Audition Group)
1974-1976
Laredo Country Club Laredo, Texas (piano)
1974-75
The Pub Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas MÉXICO (Organ)
1972-71
Giuseppe Italian restaurant Laredo, Texas (organ/piano)
1971-70
Quality Inn Laredo, Texas (Organ/keyboards)
1970-72
Phillip the V (La Posada) Laredo, Texas (piano)
1969-70
Grand Hotel Ancira Monterrey, Nuevo Leon MÉXICO (Piano)

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